Jets Release WR Laveranues Coles

Wide receiver Laveranues Coles' third stint with the New York Jets came to end on Sunday as the team announced that they have released him from the two-year contract he signed with the team on July 30.

Coles caught four passes for 19 yards this pre-season.

Chosen by the Jets in the third-round (78th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft out of Florida State, Coles caught 459 passes for 5,941 yards and 37 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Jets, ranking in the Top 5 in franchise history in each major receiving category.

Overall, Coles has 674 receptions for 8,609 yards and 49 touchdowns during his 10-year career, which included two seasons, one Pro Bowl, with the Washington Redskins (2003-04) and last season with the Cincinnati Bengals.

In addition to Coles, wide receivers Marcus Henry and Aundrae Allison, and defensive lineman Rodrique Wright have been waived. Allison caught three passes for 40 yards in the pre-season opener, and returned one punt for 12 yards against the Carolina Panthers, but has been kept off the stat sheet since. Henry had no stats this pre-season.

Wright (6-5, 300) had four tackles, including one for a loss, and had a notable appearance during last week's episode of "Hard Knocks" when head coach Rex Ryan asked Wright if he were going to make the (bleepin') team after learning that Ropati Pitoitua would miss the season to a torn Achilles' tendon.

Today's roster moves puts the Jets' roster at 75, two days before the required cutdown.

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